Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre
The project aims to boost the centre's revenues c.Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

Crosby adventure centre tipped for expansion

Dan Whelan

Sefton Council is seeking approval to remodel and extend Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, a water sports and visitor centre next to Marine Lake in Waterloo. 

The two-storey visitor building at Crosby Coastal Park offers leisure facilities on the ground floor and hotel rooms on the first floor. 

The project aims to reconfigure the building to better differentiate between the two uses, to maximise existing revenue and create new revenue streams.  

There is “real scope to develop the hospitality offer to meet its true potential and profitability”, according to the architect for the scheme, Manchester-based studio Imagineering Global. 

Under the plans, a 2,200 sq ft conference and events space would be constructed on an area of hardstanding to the west of the building. 

An additional 38-beds across eight rooms would be accommodated within a ‘bunk barn’, constructed on the roof of the building to provide an extra 2,000 sq ft of sleeping space. 

The bunk barn would be designed to accommodate school children, club members, or businesses visiting the centre on trips. Its creation would free up four existing bedrooms to be refurbished. 

Other elements of the project include an entrance lobby, which would provide access for visitors to the newly refurbished bar and restaurant, and an extension to the restaurant in the form of a glazed terrace. 

A full business case was approved last November and the council’s planning committee has recommended the scheme for approval at next week’s committee meeting .

In June, the council approved waterpark developer ADV’s plans for a wake park at Marine Lake.

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Is the water really that blue or is it photoshop?

By Anonymous

The water is clear, Kurt. Visit Liverpool without blinkers and you might discover there are some things you actually like.

By Mike

It really is that blue, great place

By Anonymous

the reflection of a clear blue sky makes it blue. its when you get to the river it goes murky.

By Anonymous

We have beaches and a lovely coastline in Liverpool, this is just one of them – i seen Dolphins in Crosby the other week – how lucky are we in Livercool

By Anonymous

Come on in the water is lovely

By Iron men

Set between Southport and Liverpool, and twinned with Capri in Italy – Crosby has been a success story on its own. It`s a beautiful part of the world.
I`m a member of Friends Of Crosby Beach and we do voluntary clean ups.

By B. Wilcox

How did a designer of restaurant interiors get that gig?!

By Sadsac

If you close your eyes and have a really good imagination the whole of the Mersey can be blue

By Anonymous

I love Crosby!
Not as nice as Dovestone Reservoir imo (lucky enough to live round the corner from this and the water really is nice) but enjoy visiting.

By Anonymous

It`s actually not in Liverpool, it`s in Sefton. But yeah, Liverpool is very lucky to be near to Sefton`s offerings.

By Blundellsands